Extinction, Project (2015-2018)
[A Torre/The Tower 2015, Autorretrato/Self-Portrait 2016/2018, Horizon Noziroh 2017, Extinction 2018 - Core of the Project, Dream World 2018]

Extinction 2015 – 2018 is a multiform project that comprises A Torre / The Tower 2015; the photogravures Autorretrato / Self-Portrait 2016/17; the installation Horizon Noziroh, 2017; the film Extinction 2018,  the film Self-Portrait 2018 and the photographs Dream World 2018.

In a political limpo it takes a stand to question Eastern Europe narratives, entrenched in a polarity of communism and post-communism, but which are much more complex than that, finding their loudest expression in the divorce of politics from life. 

The project was initiated under the frame of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in2014, but the film Extinction was only concluded in 2018. The other productions weredeveloped by invitation with materials from the production of the film.


HD video, 2:39, black and white, Dolby 5.1 sound, 80 min., Germany-Portugal
Production: O Som e a Fúria, Lamaland, Mengamuk Films, Walla Collective, Screen, Bikini
Development Support: Agora Works in Progress 2016 Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Additional Support:Screen, Walla Colective, Bikini, Yuki, Bogliasco Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Yadoo
Support: Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA)
Distribution: O Som e a Furia, ICA London, RTP
Theatrical Release: Portugal, UK

The question concerning the borders of the territories of what was once the USSR has proved to be a potential time bomb. Extinction is an eclectic patchwork of materials (fiction and nonfiction) led by Kolya, who is of Moldovan nationality, but declares himself a national of Transnistria. Fragments draw the viewer to the collective imaginary of the Soviet Union. The film aims to make an abstract comment on Vladimir Putin’s latest political stands of ‘war without war, occupation without occupation’.

O Som e a Furia
Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
MNAC – Museu do Chiado

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